Butler University Nike Volleyball Camp

Butler University Nike Volleyball Camp
Butler University Nike Volleyball Camp

Join us for an intense session of volleyball instruction at Butler University. All Skills and Advanced campers are invited to train on the courts of Hinkle Fieldhouse, one of the most celebrated gymnasiums in collegiate sports history and home to Bulldog volleyball.

Campers choose from two programs:

All Skills instruction can be attended by girls and boys, ages 12-18, playing at any skill level. Campers will master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game play experience.

Advanced instruction is recommended for girls and boys ages 15-18 entering grades 10-12. This intense, challenging program stresses position play, advanced team techniques and physical conditioning. Campers will be expected to participate in a thorough skill evaluation on the first day and will be divided into groups by ability level.

Highlights Include

  • Training under the country’s best coaches
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Six hours of daily instruction
  • Coach to camper ratio is 1:10
  • Players grouped by age and ability level
  • Personal evaluations from your coach
  • Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Sharon Clark
Camp Director

Sharon Clark

Butler's all-time leader in volleyball wins 2010 Horizon League Champion and NCAA Tournament appearance Had 8 winning seasons at Butler Coached 4 20-win seasons (1996, 2003, 2009, 2010)  Under the guidance of head coach Sharon Clark, the Butler volleyball program has reached the top of the Horizon League. In her 11th season at Butler (18th overall), Clark...

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Clark's 2009 Butler squad was one of her best. Butler went 21-14 - including a 9-0 mark at home - and claimed a regular season tourney championship at IPFW. The total of 21 wins was at the time the program's highest mark since 1997. Another milestone for Clark came during the 2009 season, when the coach picked up her 250th career victory. She enters the 2010 campaign with 156 victories at Butler, 13 shy of the school record.

During her time at Butler, Clark has made a habit of developing some of the top talent in the Horizon League. Nine Bulldog players have been named to the conference all-newcomer team in the past six seasons, including one player who won the league's newcomer of the year award.

The 2008 Bulldogs finished the year with 19 wins - the school's most since 2003 - and ended up just one set shy of reaching the Horizon League Championship match for the 10th time in program history.

Camp Details


The NIKE Volleyball camp at Butler University provides campers with top quality instruction plus:

Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.

Extended Day campers (9am-9pm - except on first and last day): Lunch and dinner are provided.

24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Volleyball Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.

Volleyballs: Molten Volleyballs may be purchased when you register for camp for an additional $15. Volleyballs must be paid for at the time of registration. Campers do not need to bring a ball to camp and purchasing one is optional.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Check-in: Overnight campers check-in at 9:00am on Thursday July 10th
               Extended day campers check-in at 10:00am 
Check-out: Graduation is at approximately 12:00pm at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday, July 12th. 


Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: Age and Ability Level. A general skills evaluation will take place on the first day of camp (coaches observe and evaluate player ability levels through specific drills or informal game play)
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own kneepads and have at least one pair of well broken-in volleyball (court) shoes.
Facility:  Indoor Volleyball courts at the Hinkle Fieldhouse & Recreation Center


Dorm: Residential College (ResCo)
Campers Per Room: 2 (suite style dorm, 2 rooms per suite for a total of 4 campers)
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Key Deposit: $75 – Bring a check made out to USSC
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies


Closest Airport: Indianapolis International Airport. www.indianapolisairport.com
Transportation: Campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp

More Details

Team Discount: If eight or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $30 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.  Discount does not apply to team only camps.


Campers will stay in Residential College Hall, an air-conditioned, suite style dormitory on campus. The dining hall is conveniently located within ResCo and campers are encouraged to take full advantage of the hall’s other amenities (exercise room, lounges, kitchenettes, laundry room) throughout the week.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 Wake-up, shower
  • 7:45 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Stretching/conditioning
  • 9:15 Practice: set/pass/hit drills
  • 10:30 Defense and serving drills
  • 12:00 Lunch, rest
  • 1:30 Spiking demonstration
  • 1:45 Review: pass/set/serve
  • 2:30 Practice: emergency recovery
  • 4:30 Free time, rest
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 6:30 Practice: games/scrimmages
  • 9:00 Films/video highlights
  • 10:00 Campers to rooms
  • 10:30 Lights out

Camper Reviews

Parent of Butler University Camper

  • 4/5.

I would recommend/suggets this camp to all players and parents taht are serious about teh sport and want to improve. The coach to camper ratio is excellent. Girls learn how to play as a team with other players at different levels of skill, as well as meet girls from other parts the country. See you next year!

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Parent of Butler University Camper

  • 4/5.
Learned techniques for all positions

My daughter learned techniques needed for different positions as well as enjoying new friendships with girls from all over the country.

Butler University Camper

  • 5/5.
Improved my skills

The Nike Volleyball Camp really helped me improve my skills of the game. I got in a lot of reps in the areas I needed to work on. I definitely recommend this camp to any girl that loves volleyball

Butler University Camper

  • 4/5.
Had fun and met new friends

Nike Volleyball Camp was so great. I had a fun time and met amazing friends. I can't wait to go again. 

Parent of Butler University Camper

  • 4/5.
Solid fundamentals

NIKE camps offer the opportunity to learn solid fundamentals for an athlete to use as a base to become a consistant volleyball player.

Butler University Camper

  • 5/5.
Better understanding of the sport

They helped me understand volleyball even better than before and I think they improve everyones skill and knowledge during camp.  I would give it 5 stars!

Butler University Camper

  • 5/5.
High level coaches

The Butler camp provides access to high level professional coaches and players with like minds and goals for success with collegiate volleyball.

Butler University Campers

  • 4/5.
Individualized instruction

This camp helps you work on what you personally need help working on , not just what the group needs.

Butler Camper

  • 4/5.
Great for everyone

"I would recommend this camp to anyone that loves to have fun!"

Parent of Butler Camper

  • 5/5.
Overall great program and great instructors

"We were glad we sent Lexy to Nike VB camp. She felt challenged which made her work harder than ever. Lexy gained confidence in her abilities especialy when she received feedback from the coaches.Eventhough she complained a little about her muscle aches and painful heel blisters, she never asked to quit. In fact, she was excited to go back the next days.We will not hesitate to send her again. Overall, great program and instructors"

Parent of Butler Camper

  • 4/5.
Excellent Camp


Butler Camper

  • 4/5.
Highly Recommended

"Whether you are just beginning at volleyball or have already been playing for a while  i would definitely recommend this camp."

Butler Camper

  • 4/5.
Helped with my blocking

This camp helped me become a skilled blocker. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the tournament at the end of the camp.

Parent of a Butler Camper

  • 5/5.

My child had a wonderful experience at the Nike camp. This is the most rigorous volleyball camp she's ever attended. They not only address volleyball skills but the whole athlete by discussing health and nutrition as well! She can’t wait until next year!

  • 5/5.
Didn't want to leave!

Great experience! Our daughter learned so much in a very brief time. She didn't want to leave! Thanks so much!

Camp Dates & Prices

2015 sessions coming soon

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.